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Florida's minimum wage set to increase on January 1

Florida's minimum wage set to increase on January 1

On Sunday, the general minimum wage will increase from $9.70 an hour to $10.40 an hour. And while states like OH and Kentucky have blocked wage increases, others like Colorado and Hawaii just instituted pay raises of nearly a dollar.

New York City fast-food workers will be paid $15 an hour beginning December 31, 2018.

"New York has made major strides in the fight for economic equality, social justice, and workers' rights, and with the rollout of this historic minimum wage increase and the strongest paid family leave program in the country, we continue to protect the wallets of middle class New Yorkers", says Cuomo.

Michigan's minimum wage is set to rise on New Year's Day.

However, Goodell said he does sympathize with the working poor and how hard it is to balance a budget on minimum wage. This marks the second increase toward a statewide $15 minimum wage. Lawmakers later changed the law to only require employers to make up the difference when tips don't exceed the minimum wage. It will then go up to $15 an hour at a time to be determined by the New York State Department of Labor.

"We though are concerned about further efforts to increase that and make MI an even greater outlier in this area", says Block.

The federal minimum wage hasn't budged in more than eight years and prevails in any state that doesn't mandate a higher one. It will reach $15 an hour on July 1, 2021. He's hopeful the wage increases will stop. If you throw more money at them, they don't necessarily do more work.

The hourly rate will increase to $10.40 for most workers, with with fast food workers seeing an increase to $11.75.

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